Bringing life into the world is supposed to be a joyous and miraculous occasion. One where friends, family and loved ones can come together and celebrate new life. And while many have the good fortune to experience just that, there are thousands of women that suffer life-altering injuries or death during childbirth. It has come to light that these injuries and deaths come at the hands of hospitals and medical workers that skip safety practices meant to keep mothers safe during childbirth. These negligent actions happen across the board, from small and big hospitals to ones with state-of-the-art technology and training.
Errors in Care Lead to Injuries and Death
In one case, a woman was sent home with a newborn despite having dangerously high blood pressure. She then returned to the emergency room with even higher blood pressure and a severe headache, only to sit for hours in the waiting room.
She ended up having a stroke while waiting and eventually, she died.
Another woman suffered internal bleeding after giving birth but her medical staff did not recognize or act on the warning signs for hours. She ended up airlifted to another hospital for lifesaving surgery after her delivery hospital almost ran out of blood and her heart stopped. Basic tasks like tracking blood loss and monitoring blood pressure are not being done. These two things go a long way in preventing strokes and keeping women alive during and after childbirth. To put it simply, this is unacceptable. No mother should go through pregnancy only to lose their life after or during childbirth. They also should not have to shoulder the burden that comes with a permanently debilitating injury.
Medical bills can pile up quickly, especially for emergency rooms or any type of emergency surgery. In addition, injuries that impact you permanently mean ongoing medical treatments that need to be paid for.
On top of that, there is a good chance your injury will prevent you from working, meaning lost wages. How can you afford medical treatment if you cannot work?
That is why you will need an expert medical malpractice lawyer to advocate on your behalf.
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They have helped their clients receive maximum compensation for losses related to medical malpractice, including errors in surgery, misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose, birth trauma/injury and hospital malpractice. The Marrone Law Firm, LLC will make sure liable parties are held accountable for their negligence.
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